(Greens-Media) National first as Organ promises justice

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 17/09/2004 - 16:31

Cunningham MP Michael Organ is the first sitting MHR in the country to sign a four point promise to support Australia's National Association of Community Legal Centres.

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Bolwell, Kristian (M. Organ, MP)
Kristian.Bolwell@aph.gov.au
September 16, 2004
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Michael Organ MP
Greens Member for Cunningham

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16 September 2004

"Australia's community legal centres see over 350,000 clients a year and often lead the way in the protection of consumer rights, disability law and class actions against manufacturers of things like malfunctioning breast implants," Michael Organ said.

"Time and time again our justice system relies upon these grassroots organisations to protect the little person against corporations with deep pockets, particularly when these corporations adopt a scorched earth approach to litigation." Michael Organ said.

"Community legal centres play an essential role in our society, helping people access the law and providing legal remedies to complex problems and they must be commended for that."

"In signing this pledge today I promise to support policies that will provide additional resources to community legal centres, to support the ongoing viability of legal aid, as well as the integrity and funding of indigenous legal services and women's indigenous legal services."

I challenge other MP's and candidates to support Australia's community legal centres by following my lead." Michael Organ said.

NB: Digital photographs of Michael Organ and Jane Cipants of the Illawarra Legal Centre with the 4 promises pledge are available by email.

More from: Kristian Bolwell (Adviser)
Tel: (02) 42283666 or 0411638320
www.michaelorgan.org.au
- where you can subscribe to all the Greens media releases with Greens media -

Kristian Bolwell
Adviser to Michael Organ MP
Greens Federal Member for Cunningham
Tel: (02) 42283666
Fax: (02) 42283677
www.michaelorgan.org.au

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